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Sports Comm majors

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Big Buckin' agate_monkey, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    A local college will begin offering a sports communication concentration within its comm department and I'm wondering how many other schools have similar programs?
     
  2. Jim Halpert

    Jim Halpert Member

    Ithaca College has a Sport Media program, which used to be called Sports Information and Communication.

    That's the only one I know of.
     
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    University of Phoenix' online college has a VCR repair class. It's about as useful as a sports comm degree.
     
  4. Scoop returns

    Scoop returns Member

    Mizzougrad96

    You are funny as hell. Love that one ;D
     
  5. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    I had plenty of friends who majored in Comm or Sports Industry. Don't do it.

    Major in English or History if you don't know what you want to do. If you have any affinity for math, major in Econ or Finance, or well, Math. Don't major in Communications or anything so vague. If you want to work in Media Relations or in Marketing for a team, major in business. Go to grad school.

    Regardless of what you think you want to do, get good grades and try and learn something in college. Trust those who tell you the same.
     
  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    Indiana University
    Evansville
     
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Sally Struthers called. She said your diploma was ready!!!
     
  8. NQLBLQ

    NQLBLQ Member

    Sometimes I miss those commercials. The voice-over chick saying, "You can get a career in these amazing fields," while 30 of the worst jobs this side of slavery scroll across the screen.

    The worst part is the poor schmoes (sp?) at home that watch those careers, call and ask for that associates degree in VCR Repair from University State Tech Mail-Away College A&M.

    Check that... The worst part is they probably got a job somewhere and now 10 years later are making more than the starting pay I would receive as a sports reporter.

    Damn it.
     
  9. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Like that.

    Fortunately, no irregardless [/crossthreading]
     
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    A friend of mine went to Northwestern as an undergrad. He took out all kinds of loans to pay for it. After he graduated, he was dead-set on living in northern California, and since he couldn't find a job there, he went to Stanford to get his Masters (I think in English).

    Then, he finally got a job in journalism, covering preps at a small paper in the Bay Area.

    He had over $100K in student loans and was making $11 an hour.

    He's teaching journalism at a pretty good J-school now, but I'd bet serious money he hasn't paid back that student loan 11 years later.
     
  11. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    See, I proved my point! (Or I don't proofread anonymous message board posts)
     
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    He's not alone in the default department.
     
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